Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has suggested that the Reds will become title contenders if they sign either Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen this summer.
With Kane being the much older player at 29, Ferdinand favours a move for the Nigeria international, given that he would have a greater resale value at 24 years old.
“I think if I was talking about investing and looking after my money, I’d probably go for Osimhen,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. There’s resale value with his age at 24 years old. It’s gonna be a huge outlay.”
However, the Reds legend did admit that he would be happy with either frontman arriving at Old Trafford, suggesting that they can transform Ten Hag’s side into title challengers.
The team have been impressive in recent months and are the only side in England still competing on four fronts.
The Reds currently sit third in the Premier League table and face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday afternoon.
United spent over £200m last summer, strengthening at centre-back, central midfield and on the wing. Despite this, the club are expected to spend big on a new striker at the end of the season. The Reds have a long-term interest in England skipper Kane, while Ten Hag is also an admirer of Napoli ace Osimhen.